Mint is rich in vitamins A and C and also contains smaller amounts of vitamin B2 and minerals like calcium, copper, zinc, and magnesium. The main organic compound that gives Mint its distinctive smell and cooling taste sensation is menthol, most commonly associated with Peppermint, while other key compound players include pulegone and carvone, which is more prevalent in Spearmint. Mint has long been prized for the therapeutic properties of its aromatic oil, which has been reported to have antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, and antifungal activities. Mint has primarily been used throughout history to treat stomach and digestion problems, such as nausea, cramping, and indigestion, but has also been used for freshening breath. Inhaling steam with mint oil is said to help with respiratory problems like asthma and bronchitis. In aromatherapy, mint oil can be used to ease agitation and mental fatigue, as well as relieve headaches.